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Cyanobacteria Testing Demo
August 17 , 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Is cyanobacteria a threat to the lake or is it simply an aquatic organism? It actually can be both!
Cyanobacteria is a single-celled aquatic organism that is natural to Lake Champlain. However, in areas where the water is extra warm or there are excess nutrients present, cyanobacteria can grow and create harmful blooms. How do you know if your local water has a harmful amount of cyanobacteria? You can test it!
Here at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, we monitor the water quality in our harbor weekly and report our water conditions and cyanobacteria levels to the Vermont Department of Health. Our weekly testing is open for anyone to watch and learn! Join us on Wednesdays at the waterfront for Cyanobacteria Testing as we demonstrate how to test water, assess what is or is not cyanobacteria, and (if present) evaluate how severe a bloom is.